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Visit London’s landmark, Big Ben tower situated next to the Houses of Parliament tower, named after Sir Benjamin Hall. It was previously called the Clock tower, has developed a 0.26-degree tilt, and was renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.
It has five bells and weighs 13.5 long ton chimes every hour and is referred to as the Voice of Britain. The height of the tower is 315 feet and has a big clock with a 14-foot minute hand weighing around 220 pounds and the dials of each four clock are 23 feet in diameter.
Big Ben comprises limestone and cladding bricks and the spire consists of cast iron. It is recognized as an icon of British culture and is known to be one of the prominent symbols of the United Kingdom.
Why it is famous?
Many visitors admire the glorious architecture of Big Ben, the humungous magnificent clock tower with its chimes you can hear it all through from far and wide.
Apart from this, you can see plaques showing the trials of William Wallace, Charles I inside the Palace of Westminster, which is also a meeting point for British Politicians. The hall contains the largest hammer-beamed and is an architectural delight in the world.
This place attracts tourists for two main attractions i.e. Big Ben which has been the iconic symbol of London and the other one the Houses of Parliament. Tourists can easily recognize and symbolize this tower with London’s culture.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
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